First off, I haven't owned a laptop and I really do not have any interest in laptops, so my knowledge with them is somewhat limited.  That said here is my problem.

Some people at work are using a laptop connected to an external SCSI drive(s).  They are having a few problems with the PC Card dongles breaking or losing the connection.  They are wanting to find something more sturdy.

One thing they have found is USB2Xchange this is more sturdy, but I am (as a programmer) unable to determine the SCSI ID's of the devices connected.  Which is a problem needless to say.  I have contacted Adpatec's Support and waiting for a response.

I have found a PC Card to Parallel port card.  Yes I know that this isn't SCSI :) ... however the cable is a part of the card ... so it is very sturdy (we have one of these at work).

Hope I haven't lost anybody so far.  So the question is does anybody know of a good/sturdy way to connect a laptop to a SCSI device externally?  Is it possible to get an integrated SCSI connector on the laptop itself?  Is there any kind of docking station that would have something integrated into it?

I'm open to any suggestions.  Also if anybody knows of any other place that I could ask my question, that would be appreciated also.

Thanks
Posted on 2005-04-17 19:47:09 by gorshing
Is it out of the question to use external FireWire or USB2 harddrives instead?
Posted on 2005-04-18 03:17:16 by f0dder
Yes sir, the drives are SCSI and they cannot be changed.
Posted on 2005-04-18 07:47:19 by gorshing
as far as I know ALL toshiba laptops have built in ScSI connectors
even my lowly 286 toshiba has one
Posted on 2005-04-20 09:01:11 by rob.rice
Well, I'm looking at those and haven't found one yet.

http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/product/pdf_files/detailed_specs/portables_satellite_1410S173.pdf
http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/product/pdf_files/detailed_specs/tecra_M2-S7302ST.pdf

Still searching however
Posted on 2005-04-20 09:24:11 by gorshing